Packet Tracer - Lab 6 : Basic router setup

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When you first boot up your Cisco ISR router, some basic configuration has to be performed to secure adminitrative access to the router. This lab will test your ability to configure the basic security settngs of a Cisco router and help prepare yourself for the router configuration simulation activities in the CCNA exam (Chapter 5.0 Infrastructure Maintenance of 100-105 ICND1 exam)


Lab instructions

The aim of this lab is to test your ability to perform a basic router setup. You have 15 minutes to complete this simulation.

1. Configure correctly the LAPTOP terminal software and connect to the router console.

2. Configure the router hostname to "GATEWAY"

3. Configure the enable password and secret to "cisco"

4. Configure password encryption for this router

5. Configure the console access :
  - Login : yes
  - Password : "cisco"
  - History : 10 commands
  - Logging synchronous
  - Timeout : 2 minutes 45 seconds.

Network diagram

 Packet Tracer 6.2 basic router setup lab topology


1. Configure the laptop terminal software

The terminal software in not correctly configured on the laptop. You have to change the settings to 9600 / 8 / None / 1 to connect to the router's console. Remerber this tip as it could help you answer CCENT questions or achieve CCENT simlet.

 Terminal settings for console access on a ciscco router


2. Configure the router' name

Router#configure tterminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)#hostname GATEWAY


3. Configure the enable password and secret to "cisco"

GATEWAY(config)#enable password cisco
GATEWAY(config)#enable secret cisco


4. Configure password encryption for this router

GATEWAY(config)#service password-encryption


 5. Configure the console access

GATEWAY(config)#line console 0
GATEWAY(config-line)#password cisco
GATEWAY(config-line)#logging synchronous 
GATEWAY(config-line)#exec-timeout 2 45
GATEWAY(config-line)#history size 10

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